Monday, October 16, 2017

The Great Reorganization: Step 31: The Year 2009 Threw Up On Me

Over the past week or so, I've made some solid forward progress in terms of continuing my reorganization of my baseball card collection.  In fact, I recently went through my stack of 2009 cards...by far the largest stack of cards that was remaining for me to sort through.  How large you ask?  Here's a photo that shows what I had to work my way through.

So many sets released in 2009!!

After going through the various piles, I circled the ones that were of sets that I have decided to chase after.

As you can see, there was a lot of unwanted cards from the 2009...and man, it feels great to have gone through the pile and sorted everything out. 

While I did get rid of a lot of stuff, the year 2009 is still one of the largest years in terms of sets that I've collected and/or are still in the process of trying to complete.  In fact, here's the full list of what I've kept from 2009 (with insert sets indented below the main set):

  • Topps American Heritage
    • American Presidents
  • Topps Heritage Low & High Series
    • Then & Now (low)
    • Then & Now (high)
    • News Flashbacks
    • Baseball Flashbacks (low)
    • Baseball Flashbacks (high)
    • New Age Performers
    • Target Mayo
    • Rookie Performers
  • Topps Series 1 & 2
    • Series 1 black (wal-mart)
    • Series 1 throwback (target)
    • turkey Red
    • World Baseball Classic
    • Topps Town Silver/Blue
    • Topps Town Gold
    • Legends of the Game 
    • Career Best Legends
  • Topps Update & Highlights
  • Topps Heritage American Heroes Edition
    • Heroes of Sport
    • Heroes of Space
  • Upper Deck Goudey
  • Upper Deck Spectrum
  • Topps Allen & Ginter
    • Cabinet Boxloaders
    • World Baseball Classic Boxloaders
    • N43 Boxtoppers
    • National Pride
    • Baseball Highlights
    • Regular back minis
    • Extinct Creatures
    • Inventions of the Future
    • National Heroes
    • Creatures of Legend, Myth, & Terror
    • Hoaxes & Bamboozles
Like I said, that's an excessive amount of sets to have collected from 2009.  Amazingly, almost all of the above sets are actually complete...as you can see from my remaining want list from 2009:

2009 wants:
2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes Edition:
Heroes of Spaceflight: HSF- 5, 11, 12, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 26
Retail Checklist:  1

2009 Topps American Heritage:
Base: 127, 132, 137, 143, 144, 147, 149, 150
Presidents: AP1, AP5, AP6, AP7, AP8, AP9, AP10, AP12, AP13, AP14, AP15, AP16, AP17, AP18, AP19, AP20, AP21, AP22, AP23, AP24, AP25, AP27, AP28, AP30, AP31, AP32, AP33, AP34, AP35, AP36, AP39, AP41, AP42, AP43

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter (Note: You can find the cards I have available for trade here.)
Inventions of the Future (minis): FI5
Extinct Creatures (minis):   EA1
Creatures of Legend, Myth, &Terror (minis): 5, 7, 14, 15
Cabinet Boxloader: CB6, CB10
Regular back mini: 134, 159, 176, 205, 277

2009 Upper Deck Goudey: (Note: You can find my '09 Goudey cards available for trade here.)
Base: 203, 207, 211, 219, 220, 224, 225, 226, 230, 231, 238, 240, 248, 251, 252, 256, 259, 263, 265, 268, 269, 270, 277, 281, 283, 292, 296

2009 Topps Heritage (Low and High Series): (Note: You can find my '09 Topps Heritage cards available for trade here.)
Base: 426, 436, 437, 439, 446, 451, 459, 462, 469, 474, 482, 483, 486, 487, 488, 492, 494, 496, 499, 656, 691, 698, 707, 713, 716
Then & Now (High Series): TN-1, TN-2, TN-3, TN-4, TN-7, TN-8, TN-10
New Age Performers: NAP1, NAP2, NAP4, NAP8
Target Mayo: TME-HR, TME-JS
Rookie Performers: RP-03, 10, 15

2009 Topps Base Series 1 & 2:
Legends of the Game (Series 2) insert: Need (all #ed LG-???): Mariano Rivera
Topps Town (Gold Version): TTT29

As the years move on, I know I'll eventually have to go back through my sets and choose some to get rid of in order to make room for newer stuff.  I'm sure that I'll revisit 2009 at that point in time (Upper Deck Spectrum, I'm looking at you)!  Still, it's nice to get more and more organized, even if this is the slowest process ever!


1 comments:

Trevor P said...

I think 2009 Topps flagship flies under the radar a bit, but it's one of my favorite Topps designs. I also love the Turkey Red.

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